Radio Frequency Identification or RFID is a non-contact wireless way of transferring data. Using RFID tags, field technicians and stores personnel can keep track of stock and tools. In fact, almost any physical asset can be tagged.
Being able to identify specific machines, tools or parts can be valuable for recording service histories of equipment and aiding maintenance schedules. Parts can be assigned to specific machinery, yours or your customers, and performance tests added to condition monitoring.
It’s also invaluable for large scale logistics, where identifying specific cargo can be easily achieved and built into your proof of delivery.
On a smaller and more immediate scale, it can be used for checking that all the expensive tools are back in the van!